A pleasant surprise; it's a lovely set. Compact,solidly built,looks great. A worthwhile purchase. Would highly recommend (and I'm a fuss-pot)!
Great magnetics and aesthetics
Daniel - 10/3/2012
This set is perfect for travel, or simply for curling up with in a chair along with a book of famous chess games or the like.
Its magnets do not allow slip even when turned sideways/upside down and moderately shaken or tapped, yet they do not provide difficulty by sticking together too hard.
The pieces are easily distinguishable and handsomely glossed. Both board and pieces have the same quality of a larger set.
The drawer slides with enough drag to keep it from accidentally sliding out even when partially open and turned on its side; and in its closed position, there is a ball-lock mechanism to ensure that it stays closed.
I recommend this set unreservedly to anyone who has fingers agile enough to deal with 1/2" squares (13/16" king).